Search Results: "Sarah Rayne"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIDER LIGHT by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"Rayne (A Dark Dividing, 2006, etc.) writes with impressive authority, moving seamlessly through multiple perspectives, her expertly balanced prose creating sustained suspense."
Menaces past and present haunt a remote mill town. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER HALF by Sarah Rayner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"An engaging, insightful portrait of infidelity, told with charm."
British novelist Rayner has a talent for turning domestic tragedies (widowhood, infertility and, in this latest, adultery) into something quite special—amusing and astute studies in human resilience. Read full book review >

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ONE MOMENT, ONE MORNING by Sarah Rayner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Affectionately drawn characters lift a morose topic into a companionable light."
The lives of three women are altered when a man dies on a commuter train. Read full book review >

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THE SIN EATER by Sarah Rayne
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Rayne's 10th keeps suspense simmering with controlled, intelligent prose and a provocative weave of haunted yarns that sort themselves out in their own eerily attenuated time."
More than a century after some notable evildoing, an old dark house continues to cast frightening shadows upon its new owner. Read full book review >

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DEADLIGHT HALL by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2015

"Michael and Nell's fifth thriller is skillfully structured and packed with suspense."
Ghosts from World War II haunt a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >

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PROPERTY OF A LADY by Sarah Rayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"With this eighth novel (House of the Lost, 2010, etc.), which boasts a refreshingly retro flavor, Rayne spins eerie yarns within yarns like a latter-day Isak Dinesen or Wilkie Collins."
A haunted house holds past secrets that endanger present visitors. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2013

"Rayne's third Nell West ghost story perfects the craft of deftly chosen details, simmering suspense and chilling surprises, all woven into a quiet, elegant narrative."
Beautiful music lulls and lures the unsuspecting listener to the brink of danger and the secret of a century-old crime. Read full book review >

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DEATH NOTES by Sarah Rayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"Rayne, author of the Nell West haunted house books (The Bell Tower, 2016, etc.), kicks off an ambitious new series. The complicated plot may be challenging for readers, but her atmospheric prose and sure-footed instinct for suspense add up to another page-turner."
In investigating the life of a notorious 19th-century Russian violinist, a researcher stumbles on a tangle of disturbing mysteries. Read full book review >

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THE TWO WEEK WAIT by Sarah Rayner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"Ripe for filming, this novel is both poignant and authentic."
Love doesn't always follow the rules. Should creating a child be any different? Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WOODEN CHAIR  by Rayne E. Golay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Although sometimes in life there are no answers, readers may still yearn for them in this dramatic family saga."
Golay's (Life is a Foreign Language, 2006) sophomore novel examines the tumultuous relationship between a woman and her abusive, alcoholic mother. Read full book review >